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Grateful Dead Live at Cape Cod Coliseum on 1979-10-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Cape Cod Coliseum on 1979-10-27

Topics Live concert

Jack Straw, Candyman, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Brown Eyed Women, Easy To Love You, Minglewood Blues, Stagger Lee, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Deal Dancin' In The Streets-> Franklin's Tower, He's Gone-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks) Jam-> The Other One-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Around & Around, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cape Cod Coliseum
Location South Yarmouth, MA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/UDXL-II) -> Dat (Panasonic SV3800/48k)
Taped by
Transferred by Charlie Miller


flac16; SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/UDXL-II) -> Dat (Panasonic SV3800/48k)

Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller

Note: This seed has a fixed Stagger Lee.


Reviewer: Niass200 - favorite - February 16, 2016
Subject: bad stuff dried fish,Keccax, and show yay ok
This show is so good its actually bad. I give it 1 star. Which song was I supposed to go the bathroom during? I condemn the band for not doing any badly performed songs at this show all night. What a nightmare, and all the idiots on their cell phones ruined the bands telepathy. After the show I saw jaws trying to get into Jerry's lime. No stars, in fact I didn't see a cat all night at that show.
Reviewer: roguewolfranch - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2014
Subject: my first show
of course I gave my first show 5 stars but it deserves it. a truly great show all around, appropriately noted for its Dancing>Frankins, but according to this website, the Lost Sailor>St of Circumstance was the best version ever!
Reviewer: jpotts3 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2013
Subject: !My first show
So long ago it is like a dream, someone else's dream.
First tour with the new guy on keyboards. Garcia on the left. Lesh on the right.
Reviewer: Lord Happy - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2012
Subject: Dancing -> Franklin
Ok, the subject line is a bit mis-leading. I started to slip away at Lost Sailor, but didn't realize it until Dancing. And you know, sometimes I look at a set list on paper and shrug, but when I put the song to ear, it is totally different. For example, I am not an Around & Around sort of fellow, but it was really good and it just fit. Which, I suppose, is why they're on the stage and I'm not.

There isn't a 3 1/2 star rating, but that Dancing->Franklin bit sorta shoves it into that zone for me.
Reviewer: so il @wdbx91.1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2010
Subject: (******)
this shift puts me over the top.........good bye cruel world...he's gone i'm gone....we are aLL gone!
Reviewer: dead72 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2009
Subject: One of Brent's best of 1979
Having joined the band in the spring, I feel this is really the show that shows Brent finally "fitting in" and finding his place with the band.

Great recording, everybody's hot, especially Phil in the superb 2nd set. Heard this today on XM radio's Grateful Dead Channel, still sounds fresh after all of these years!
Reviewer: RFKROX - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2008
Subject: This show rocks!!
This is a KILLER show!!

I don’t know what it is about these Fall/Winter shows from 1979, but I definitely keep coming back to them. Maybe with the release of “Road Trips Vol. I”, it’s like awakening a sleeping giant (as in Garcia). LOL

This first set rocks! It’s not your typical first set, but every song is played with incredible energy and precision. Any time a show starts with Jack Straw, you know you are in for a treat. It’s easy to see how Garcia came from country, folk, and blue grass roots with the way he plays guitar in Me and My Uncle and Big River! That’s just classic boogie music at its best! And if you want to know how Garcia and Mydland developed such incredible chemistry, all’s you have to do is listen to this version of Brown Eyed Women. The guitar and keyboards are totally in sync! Stagger Lee is super mellow and Bob Weir’s rhythm guitar and incredible vocals are easily displayed on Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > while ending the set with a kick-ass version of Deal (Garcia’s trademark). I love that song!

When Garcia released his first solo record in 1972, Deal was certainly the centerpiece of that album! If you don’t own “All Good Things” (the 6-CD box set from Jerry Garcia), go to his website and buy it! It’s awesome. It has his 5 studio CDs, plus 4 hours of previously unreleased studio music. On the 1972 solo record, Garcia handled the vocals as well as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, piano and organ duties. The album was co-written by Grateful Dead percussionist Bill Kreutzmann (who plays drums on the record) and longtime Grateful Dead/Garcia lyricist Robert Hunter. The remastered edition of Garcia features the album's original ten songs plus eight bonus tracks, including alternate takes of "Sugaree" and "Loser." Anyone who doesn’t have Garcia as their top 5 guitarists need to have their head examined! Plus his vocals have truly been missed since his death in 1995.

Set 2 from this show is as good as Set 1. I’m not a huge Dancin’ fan, but I really like this version. Brent’s vocals on this song are better than Donna’s versions (except maybe from the ’77 shows (like the Philly Spectrum on 4-22, Palladium, NY on 5-4, and Barton Hall, Cornell Univ. on 5-8). The transition into Franklin is off-the-hook! And what can you say about a 21-minute Frankin’s Tower? May be one of the best of all time!! Any time you have He’s Gone (an incredible 13+ minutes) before the boys propel you into The Other One > Drums > NFA > and then into Black Peter, you have the foundation for one great show!

And check out the next night at Cape Cod! I agree with Purple Gel…it’s just as good as the first night! He’s seen them over 230 times, so pay attention to his reviews. He knows what the hell is talking about! If he says the 2nd set is the best he ever saw in over 230 shows, then obviously he knows what the hell he is talking about! I would have given anything to be at both shows on 5-27 and 5-28, being wasted and having an incredible time in that coliseum where the atmosphere was electric, hot, and jammin’!

And any show that is remastered by Charlie Miller – download it! They are easily the best sounding boards out there!

Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
East-Coast Deadhead

Reviewer: LiquidZip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2007
Subject: Sipple-- On the 2 buck Chuck
Jerry -Driving the train... Brent bringin' up the rear on NFA.. And then to boot... Caution.. it's a stretch but ok
too perfect.. Da words can describe I just can't type them.. Nice like... Bobby earned his paycheck tonite.. ripping slid gitar
Reviewer: DTSECOFR21 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 9, 2006
Subject: Worth it !!
Sound = 4
Show = 5
Great LS->SOS->Deal. Phil jams big time at the end of LS. Purple Gel is right...this was one of my favorites too !! Awesome 2nd set too !! I've seen comments for some other show that say how bad the '79 Brent shows were until they hit Oakland...listen to this one, and you'll agree that nothing could be further from the truth !! Sweet sound too except a cassette flat spot in SOS. By the way, Happy Birthday Phil.
Reviewer: jfk62 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2006
Subject: Grateful for
May 1: The SBD is still available for DL at this other site. I am downloading it now and waiting to hear it. May 25: This version sounds ALOT better than the version. DL if you know how. It's a very good show with very good sound.
Reviewer: AshesRising - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2006
Subject: Words cannot describe the opening of the 2nd set...
Yeah, words cannot possibly describe the epiphany that took place for everyone, the band included, as they created a perfect hand-off from Dancin' into Franklin's (performed only two more times)... Jerry's jams in Franklin's are filled with his soul and love. This is a perfect example of why we love this guy and this band.
Reviewer: ohkeepa19564 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2006
Subject: Finally fixed the speed of the recording
Self explanatory
Reviewer: Purple Gel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2005
Subject: Top 5 show!!
this is what the boys were all about, a half a year after Brent joined the band and they were already in peak form. 1979 was a magical year for the boys. Brent had not yet learned a lot of songs...(Jerry said in an interview before the Nassau run that they knew about 3 shows worth of songs) but the whole band had gelled very nicely and there was an energy to this fall that surpassed anything from the subsequent years.
These CApe Cod shows were magical, the energy was just incfredible, the place was a bandbox, and was very hot inside. This second set is the best I ever saw in over 230 shows. The Dancin > Franklins (over 30 minutes) and He's Gone > Other One about 27 minutes with an awesome Caution Jam in between)is some of the most powerful jammin I saw the boys do. Phil is awesome for the whole show, Brent jams throughout, Jerry is at his best and the rest of the boys are in top form throughout. The sound is excellent... A must for any collection
Reviewer: Bob Murphy - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2005
Subject: Dancin' Franklin's!
Great stuff!

>>Note: This seed has a fixed Stagger Lee.

Stagger Lee was fixed when she shot him in the balls!
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2005
Subject: thankyou charlie miller
good show on one of my favorite tours, fall 79.
Not THE greatest, although highly circulated for years.

Much needed upgrades from charlie miller are revitalizing many of these shows.

Definitely check out
11-02-79 franklins... NFA
11-24-79 china rider
11-25-79 jack straw & the whole damn thing
12-01-79 set one

keep em coming

Reviewer: the_fenman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2005
Subject: phenomenal upgrade!
thanks for everything CM!
Reviewer: the_fenman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 1, 2005
Subject: phenomenal upgrade!
thanks for everything CM!
Reviewer: morst - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2005
Great sound, great BRENT!
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